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Annual Golf Tournament Benefits Patients at Saint Francis

More than 260 golfers and 40 volunteers turned out for the 26th annual Friends of Saint Francis Benefit Golf Tournament on August 23 at Bent Creek Golf Course in Jackson. Funds raised support patients and their families at Saint Francis Medical Center. Proceeds from this year’s tournament... Read more

Saint Francis Recognized Internationally For Walking Challenge

Saint Francis Medical Center’s Fitness Plus recently finished second in the Worldwide Walking Challenge sponsored by the Medical Fitness Association. Fitness Plus recruited more than 700 participants who took a total number of 38,169,706 steps during the week-long challenge in April. Fitness Plus will be recognized... Read more

Saint Francis Family Pledges $203,000 to Aid Co-workers, Patients

Saint Francis Medical Center’s employees showed their generosity and concern for co-workers and patients by pledging more than $203,200 to the 2013 Team One campaign, exceeding the goal. This year was the most successful in the campaign’s history, and included contributions from more than half of... Read more

Emergency and Trauma Center Enhances Children’s, Seniors’ Units

Saint Francis Medical Center’s Level III Emergency and Trauma Center is now offering specialized care for its youngest patients and seniors throughout the region. These enhancements are even more examples of how Saint Francis is leading the way in emergency medicine. The designated children’s area features special... Read more

Siener Named to Saint Francis Board

Nenninger, Layton, Govero Begin Officer Terms Saint Francis Healthcare System welcomes Jason Siener of Paducah, Ky., to the Board of Directors, along with new officers Clyde Nenninger, Board chairman; John Layton, vice chairman; and Kevin Govero, secretary/treasurer. Nenninger joined the Board of Directors in 1989 and will... Read more

Respiratory Care Program Earns National Quality Recognition

Saint Francis Medical Center has earned Quality Respiratory Care Recognition (QRCR) under a national program aimed at helping patients and families make informed decisions about the quality of the respiratory care services available in hospitals. About 700 hospitals, or approximately 15 percent of hospitals in the United... Read more

Saint Francis Auxiliary Donates $204,000 at Luncheon

Judy Heisserer Named 2013 Auxilian of the Year The Saint Francis Medical Center Auxiliary presented $204,000 to Saint Francis Healthcare System board of directors vice chair Clyde Nenninger, at the annual Auxiliary and Volunteer Appreciation Luncheon on April 18. The donation is the second installment of an... Read more

Furry 5K to Benefit Pet Therapy Program

Fitness Plus will host the fifth annual Furry 5K run and one-mile walk on Saturday, June 15, at Missouri Running Company, 1720 Kingsway Drive. Race day registration is from 7 to 7:45 am, and the race begins at 8 am. A portion of the $20 registration fee... Read more

Saint Francis Welcomes New ICU Manager

Glastetter Begins Role as Patient Care Manager in Surgical Intensive Care Unit   Saint Francis Medical Center is pleased to welcome Liz Glastetter, RN, BSN, as she begins her new position as patient care manager in the Surgical Intensive Care Unit (SICU). Glastetter is not a new face at... Read more

Spring Fashion Meets Fundraising on April 11

Tickets are on sale now for Macy’s fashion and fundraising event, “Fashion Focus: Tips and Trends,” benefitting The Friends of Saint Francis. On Thursday, April 11, from 6 to 8:30 pm, guests will get a sneak peek of upcoming fashion trends and learn plenty of tips to... Read more

Saint Francis Foundation Welcomes New Staff

Danielle Liley Saint Francis Medical Center is pleased to welcome Danielle Liley to the staff of the Saint Francis Foundation. Liley has joined Saint Francis as a development officer. In this role, she will report to Linda Decker, executive director of the Foundation, and support Saint Francis’ mission by... Read more

Saint Francis Adds to Referral Services Team

Saint Francis Medical Center is pleased to welcome Lauren Keith Heuring to the Saint Francis Family. Heuring has joined the Referral Services team at Saint Francis as a referral services manager. She will join the other referral services managers in cultivating positive relationships with area referring physicians... Read more

Orthopedic Surgeon, Board Member, Retires After 35 Years

Dr. Michael Trueblood Dr. Trueblood Was Instrumental in Medical Center Expansion Saint Francis Medical Center announces that after 35 years of dedicated practice, Michael C. Trueblood, MD, orthopedic surgeon and Saint Francis Board member, has elected to retire. In 1978, after completing his medical degree, internship and residency at the Vanderbilt... Read more

Chateau Girardeau Employees Raise Money for Mammograms

Employees at Chateau Girardeau raised $1,557 for Dig for Life, Saint Francis Medical Center’s program that provides free mammography screenings for women who otherwise could not afford them. The donation was funded by employee’s Pink Up efforts throughout the month of October. Staff participated in bake sales... Read more

High School Swimmers Raise Money for Mammograms

Five local high school swim teams raised $1,490 for Dig for Life, Saint Francis Medical Center’s program that provides free mammography screenings for women who otherwise could not afford them. Swim team students at Cape Central High School, Jackson High School, Poplar Bluff High School, Saxony Lutheran... Read more


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